I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dont' You Want to Come Visit Me!!!!

No Place like the Oregon Coast!! I'm going home!!!

Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.   Sylvia Robinson

Near My New Home!!!

This is one of the incredible places near Portland -- the Columbia River and where all of my family will be gathering in September!! Can you see why I'm excited!! 

Things have gotten a little busier than I expected, so I probably won't be online until next month when the move is completed, but I'll try to visit and keep you posted!!

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May you all have a wonderful couple of weeks with lovely weather, beautiful skies, surrounded by love ones and lots of laughter!! 

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries. A.A. Milne

Amen, Amen, Mr. Milne!!!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sky Watch!!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/ 

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she
     achieves her work. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
 John Lennon

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One Quiet Moment

You are not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor should you feel the world must live up to yours. F Perl

Wednesday Laughs!!

A Texas Titty Bar!!!

I hope all of you have a great day and that you're preparing for a fun weekend!!  No such luck here -- I move on Sunday!!  I'll be staying with my son until the first of the month when I move into my new, updated, repainted apartment complete with a new kitchen stove!! Guess I'll have to go back to cooking?????
BUT! I do have posts ready to go through the weekend so I hope you'll drop by to see some beautiful SKIES, some REFLECTIONS  and SHADOWS!!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of the mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday Giggles and Grins!!

A man boarded a plane with Eight kids.

After they got settled in their seats a woman sitting

across the aisle from him leaned over to him and asked,

"Are all of those kids yours?"

He replied, "No Ma'am, I work for a condom company. These are customer complaints."

And then there is this story!!
Tom's Scrotum

The best story of the year doesn't give the proper praise and credit for this painful but understandable story as told by a loving  wife......
The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express  praise for answered prayers.
Suzy Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said, "I have a praise report.  Two months ago, my husband, Tom had a terrible bike  accident and his scrotum was completely crushed.  The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could help him."
You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as they  imagined the pain that poor Tom must have experienced.
"Tom was unable to hold me or the children," she went on, "and every  move caused him terrible pain.  We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together  the crushed remnants of Tom's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold  it in place."
Again, the men in the congregation squirmed uncomfortably as they  imagined the horrible surgery performed on Tom.
"Now", she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Tom is out  of hospital and the doctors say that with time his scrotum should  recover completely."
All the men sighed with unified relief.  The pastor rose and  tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say.
A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium.  He said, "I'm Tom Smith."  The entire congregation held their breath.  "I just want to  tell my wife the word is sternum."


Monday, May 13, 2013

Our World!!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!

 Life isn't a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in
a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one
hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and
screaming 'Woohoo WHAT A RIDE'!  Unknown

Sunday, May 12, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Peace is a gift. It is a gift we give to ourselves. And then to each other.
Richard Goode

Happy Mother's Day!!!

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
  Dorothy Canfield Fisher

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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